Category Archives: Planting & Transplanting

Easy To Please, Deer Resistant Bulbs

Print PDFDeer are darling but they do love tulips On Beyond Tulips Autumn brings a rush of enticing bulb catalogs, their glossy pages full of glowing tulips and ruffled daffodils. Here in Deer Central, I don’t bother much with big … Continue reading

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When Basil Blooms Too Soon

Print PDFPinching out blossoms makes basil bushy New Basils That Take Their Time As summer arrives—or doesn’t—I gotta say that I sometimes envy gardeners in Oregon and California. There, summer is a real presence, with warm days and sultry nights … Continue reading

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Ancient Weeds Don’t Give Up Easily

Print PDFDino food is still with us Out, Out Damned Horsetail This weekend I visited a wonderful older garden with a magnificent berm overlooking Puget Sound. It was good to have such a satisfying vista to admire because looking at … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Tomatoes For Best Flavor

Print PDF Fabulous tomatoes are a little sweet and a little salty Build Brix With Compost, Then Add Sea Salt Given that the Maritime Northwest is not exactly prime tomato territory, it’s not super surprising that I’m often asked for … Continue reading

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